What books did I read in 2018?

My 2018 Reading List

Reading time
Reading time

I do love reading so if you’d like to see what I’ve read during the year, read on!

I am also part of a book club where we have a set book to read and we meet to discuss it each month.

I’m on Goodreads if you want to join me 🙂

Goodreads Challenge 2018

I set myself the challenge of reading 50 books for the year but surprised myself by reading 72!  There’s a mix of non-fiction and fiction and everything from chick-lit to fantasy, crime and dystopian stories.

I’ve included the links from Goodreads if you want to click on the title to see more about the books.  In some cases I’ve written a review on my blog too, so have included the link in case you’d like to read more.

Here is my wrap-up post with my Top 5 Books from 2018. My Top 5 Favourite books for 2018 with a surprise twist

January 2018

1. Saga Land – Richard Fidler and Kar Gislason – this book was the catalyst for our trip to Iceland during the year
2. The Santiago Pilgrimage: Walking the Immortal Way – Jean-Christophe Rufin
3. Northern Lights – (His Dark Materials #1) – Phillip Pullman
4. Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman (Book club) – Alice Steinbach
5. Better Blogging with Photography: How to maximize your blog using your own images – Terri Webster Schrandt
6. My  Grandmother sends her regards and apologises – Fredrik Backman

February 2018

7. The Subtle Knife – (His Dark Materials #2) – Phillip Pullman
8. Guardians of the Dead #1
Shelley Wilson
9. The Amber SpyglassPhillip Pullman
10. Full Bore – William McInnes

March 2018

11. Guardians of the Sky #2 – Shelley Wilson
12Guardians of the Lost Lands #3 – Shelley Wilson
13. Abomination– Jane Dougherty
14. The Choke Sofie Laguna
15. The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken
16. The Last Kingdom #1– Bernard Cornwell

April 2018

17. Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies – Kitty Flanagan
18Never fade #2 – Alexandra Bracken
19. In the Afterlight #3 -Alexandra Bracken
20. The World Beneath – Cate Kennedy
21. The Memory of Love – Aminatta Forna

May 2018

22. La Belle SauvagePhillip Pullman
23. Hunted on the Fens Joy Ellis
24. Killer on the Fens – Joy Ellis
25. Stalker on the Fens – Joy Ellis

June 2018

26. Time to LiePhil Taylor
27. Buried on the Fens – Joy Ellis

July 2018

28. Thieves on the Fens – Joy Ellis
29. MacbethJo Nesbo
30. Lost for Words – Stephanie Butland
31. Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
32. Their Lost Daughters – Joy Ellis

August 2018

33. The Jade Lily – Kirsty Manning
34. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
35. The Guilty Ones – Joy Ellis
36. Captive on the Fens – Joy Ellis
37. The Murderer’s Son – Joy Ellis
38. Britt Marie was Here –  Fredrick Backman
39. Wool #1- Hugh Howey
40. Shift #2 – Hugh Howey
41. Dust #3 – Hugh Howey
42. Blood Sisters – Jane Corry
43. Happy Travels 101 – Toni Pike

September 2018

44. The Fourth Friend –  Joy Ellis
45. Coping with Grief – Mal McKissock
46. Beware the Past Joy Ellis
47. Beacon 23 – Hugh Howey
48. Sentence of Death – A P Martin
49. Reckoning: A Memoir – Madga Szubanski
50. Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
51. CrashKeith Houghton
52. A Month of Sundays – Liz Byrski
53. Secret Daughter – Shilpi Somaya Gowd

October 2018

54. Nine Perfect Strangers- Liane Moriarty
55. The Art of Inheriting SecretsBarbara O’Neal
56. Any Ordinary DayLeigh Sales, ***** read my review here
57. The Shell CollectorHugh Howey
58. Tamil Tigress – Niromi Soyza
59. The Lost ManJane Harper

November 2018

60. The Land Before Avocado – Richard Glover *****read my review here
61. Half Way Home – Hugh Howey
62. Murder in the MansionFaith Martin
63. Postcards from a Stranger – Imogen Clarke
64. Dead Dry Heart – Toni Pike
65. Murder in Mind – Faith Martin
66. Murder at the University – Faith Martin
67. Happy Ever After – Joanne Tracey
68. The Magnus Covenant – Toni Pike
69. Boy Swallows Universe – Trent Dalton

December 2018

70. The Coordinates of Loss – Amanda Prowse
71. How to be PerfectHolly Wainwright
72. The Year of the FarmerRosalie Ham

Books read in 2018
Books read in 2018

Here are links to my lists of books read in 20172016 books and my 2014/2015 books

I’ve now set myself the challenge to read 55 books for 2019.



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11 Replies to “What books did I read in 2018?”

    1. That’s great to hear Jennifer, it’s always interesting to read back over the list at the end of the year. I read quite a range of genres that’s for sure! Hoping 2019 is good to you Jennifer x


  1. Thank you so much, Debbie, for including my books in this amazing list – I feel very honoured. You certainly are a great reader, with wonderfully eclectic taste. Have a very happy New Year. x

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  2. Well that was an interesting and varied collection! I’ve never bothered noting down the books I churn through during a year – I read a lot from the library (local and online) and from the free books online site, I’m the last of the big spenders when it comes to books – many read and $0 spent!

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    1. Thanks Leanne, it’s always interesting to take a look back at what I’ve read during the year, if only just to see the diverse range! I usually get my books on my kindle, as freebies or as gifts. I tried listening to a few books through Audible but although I kind of enjoyed it, I would rather actually read the book myself. Enjoy the new year 🙂


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